Ross on Wye Lions like to help young people and one of the charities that have benefited from their help lately is Hope Support Services. The Lions received a letter from the Y-Team asking for help to increase their I. T. capability. The Y-Team explained that they are the Youth Management Team, dedicated to helping others aged 11 – 25 who are going through a family health crisis. A new laptop would enable them to network more effectively and be able to carry out their administration tasks more efficiently.
Ross Lions were happy to discuss this in their Community Services Committee and the whole Club supported the recommendation to assist Hope Support. They decided to offer the Y-Team £250 so that they can decide for themselves what technology they would buy.
President Sam Phillips and Community Services Chairman Mel Middlecote brought a cheque to the Yzone, where there are youth sessions running on Monday evenings. Chair of the Y-Team, Ben, was delighted to receive the cheque together with Dean, who is Events Officer. Both thanked the Lions for their support and President Sam said that the Lions Club members recognise the importance of the work of this unique charity for and of young people in the local area. Information about Hope Support Services can be easily found on the internet at www.hopesupport.org.uk.